Rocking Chair (Ol' Rockin' Chair) Alvino Rey -year?

Jennifer Rennaker

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Jennifer Rennaker @ 2019-08-13 18:19:17 UTC

I have the Rey/ King Sisters recording of Hoagy Carmichael's "Rockin' Chair" on a WW2 compilation (there are 3 instances of it on YouTube from similar compilations), but I can't find reference to the original 78 catalog nor release year anywhere for this version- and it does not even appear as a version on this site. Anyone have info on this release? Thanks.


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jojo @ 2019-08-16 16:01:54 UTC

According to American Dance Bands on Record and Film 1915-1942 "Rockin' Chair" was recorded early December 1940 in New York. It was NOT released on a 78.

I was released on Standard Transcription recording # P-141.

It was re-released on the Hindsight LP HSR-196 (the one Michael mentioned) and also on the Hindsight CD HCD-249.

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